The National Health Care Surveys, Meaningful Use and Public Health

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics conducts the National Health Care Surveys, which include the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS), National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). These nationally representative surveys provide data and information used by Congress, healthcare services researchers and others to shape healthcare policy and the future of health care in the United States.

The National Center for Health Statistics is accepting registration from eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs) or Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) of their intent to submit data to the National Health Care Surveys as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (Meaningful Use). You may attest to either Objective 10 – Public Health and Clinical Data Registry Reporting, Measure 3 for MU Stage 2 or Objective 8 – Public Health and Clinical Data Registry Reporting, Measure 4 for MU Stage 3.

Please see the updated National Health Care Surveys Declaration of Readiness here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhcs/declaration_of_readiness_6-30-2016.pdf and consider registering for the National Health Care Surveys.  EPs, EHs and CAHs can register their intent to submit data by emailing NCHSMUInfo@cdc.gov.

For more information, please visit the CDC Meaningful Use website or send your questions to NCHSMUInfo@cdc.gov.  

You can also contact:

Carol J. DeFrances, PhD, Chief, Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Rd., Hyattsville, MD  20782
cdefrances@cdc.gov

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